Season 5 Episode 1

A Womb With a View

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 06, 1988 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (After David and Maddie have a fight and walk out of the room, the 'baby' starts to cry, and the angel comforts him)

      Jerome: What's the matter, Baby Hayes, did the noise frighten you?... But that's just David and Maddie, that's what they do!

    • Agnes (to Bert): I need $8.17. Your share of the baby gift.

      Bert: Oh, jeez, Agnes, I'm sorry, I'm tapped out.

      Agnes: Yeah, I know. Glub, glub, glub. I'll cover your share. Don't get to Chez Jay later than 7:00 p.m. or you'll ruin the surprise.

      Bert: Uh, listen, I've been meaning to say something—I can't make it.

      Agnes: What?

      Bert: I've got other plans.

      Agnes: You what?

      Bert: Got other plans?

      (Agnes opens the door to an office and pushes Bert inside. She grabs him by the necktie.)

      Agnes: Ms. Hayes is having a baby! This office is giving her a shower! And you're going to be there—(pulls the tie)—with bells on!

  • Notes

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Series.

    • Creator Glenn Gordon Caron and producer/director Jay Daniel provided DVD commentary for this episode.

    • This episode includes clips from The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice and Atomic Shakespeare.

    • The episode opens with the cast (sans Maddie) welcoming back the audience after the nine-month gap between new shows. (Herbert is still not particularly enthusiastic because of the lukewarm reception he received the previous year.) This leads into a dance number in which cast and crew promise to do their best to actually complete all 22 ordered episodes this season.

    • Music: "Baby Love" by the Supremes; "Mickey's Monkey" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong; David sings/Maddie hums "The Girl From Ipanema" by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto; Jerome and the baby sing "Sunny Side of the Street"

  • Allusions